A truly sparkling and busy scene in this 1960s shot of Sheffield at Christmas.
Lights switch on celebrations, festive illuminations, Father Christmas and of course, Sheffield's legendary Regdates toy shop, how many of these can your remember from your childhood - and can you spot yourself in our gallery?
The switch on has always been centred around the Peace Gardens and Barker's Pool and always attracts big crowds.
Christmas as a child in Sheffield meant a trip to the city's legendary Redgates toy store.
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The store drew children - and adults - from far and wide.
The Goodwin Fountain in its festive finery in the 1960s.
The Moor sparkles and shines with this festive display from years gone by.
A busy day in Castle Market in the lead up to Christmas in the early 1980s.
The huge Sheffield toy store was a child's dream emporium.
Throughout the 70s and 80s, thousands of shoppers flocked to Redgates
Children's TV favourites The Teletubbies switched on the lights in 2007.
A crammed Barker's Pool for a 1960s lights switch on.
A children's Christmas party in Sheffield from the 1990s.
Santa and Batman and Robin delight young shoppers at Sheffield's Sunwin House.
Sheffield's decorations in Fitzalan Square in the 1970s.
Barker's Pool sparkles with this display of lights in the 1960s.
Can you remember when the city's festive illuminations looked like this?
The annual switch on always attracts big crowds.
A busy day in the postal depot in the early 1970s.
Another crowded city centre for the switch on in the mid 2000s.